General Charles Lee
by John Alden

Shows Lee to be somewhat less of a hero than Rothbard had led me to believe. There is no mention of a treatise on guerrilla warfare and little evidence of it in his military actions. Lee is best characterized as vain, jealous, and ambitious rather than idealistic, noble, or libertarian. His military "genius" consisted of knowing when he was outnumbered and getting the hell out before it was too late. He wanted to retreat to Charlestown, but Moultree prevailed and won the day.

Year Read: 1976

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